Assembly Member David Weprin (D–Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill) and Queens Library President & CEO Dennis M. Walcott are encouraging all students in Assembly District 24 to take on the New York State Assembly’s Annual Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge is part of a larger effort to promote community literacy by a consortium of libraries across the country.
The challenge involves reading for a minimum of 15 minutes a day for 40 days during the summer break. This year, the challenge kicks off with the theme, “Libraries Rock!” and Assembly Member Weprin is encouraging students to visit their local libraries, not only to borrow books but also utilize the fantastic services offered there, including Internet access, educational programs, and more.
Students are encouraged to build on the progress they made throughout the school year by reading during the summer. Those who complete the challenge using their leisure time to enhance their reading skills will mark off the days they read on a calendar that they can obtain at the Assembly Member’s office or at a library that serves Assembly District 24. Once they have completed the form, the students may return it to the Assemblyman’s office to receive an Excellence in Reading Certificate.